Love of Money Does Not Lead to Happiness
Concern about his possessions may prevent a rich man from enjoying a peaceful night's rest. Solomon writes: "Sweet is the sleep of the one serving, regardless of whether it is little or much that he eats; but the plenty belonging to the rich one is not permitting him to sleep."?Ecclesiastes 5:12.
When worry about the possible loss of one's wealth is taken to an extreme, more is involved than lack of sleep. Describing the miser, Solomon writes: "All his days he eats in darkness itself, with a great deal of vexation, with sickness on his part and cause for indignation." (Ecclesiastes 5:17) Instead of finding happiness in his wealth, he eats 'with vexation,' as though he begrudges even the money he has to spend for food. Such a sick mental outlook may contribute to poor health. In turn, poor health adds to the anxiety of the miser, since it hinders him from amassing greater wealth.
Perhaps this reminds you of what the apostle Paul wrote: "Those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and hurtful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some . . . have stabbed themselves all over with many pains." (1 Timothy 6:9, 10) In the pursuit of money, people cheat, lie, steal, prostitute themselves, and even commit murder. The result is a person stabbed with emotional, physical, and spiritual pains because of trying to grasp and hold on to riches. Does this sound like the road to happiness? Hardly!
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